“I miss you!” Nursing home residents send messages to loves ones
Riverview Healthcare Community is trying to raise its residents' spirits after the state directed all nursing homes to stop allowing visitors.
COVENTRY, R.I. (WLNE) – Riverview Healthcare Community is trying to raise its residents’ spirits after the state directed all nursing homes to stop allowing visitors.
The nursing home staff came up with an alternative way to connect residents with their loved ones.
The staff has residents write messages to their friends and family on wipe boards, then they take a picture of the resident holding the message and post it to Facebook.
So far, it’s been a big hit!
“We had a lot of fun doing it and seeing how the residents and family members reacted,” said Anthony Mansour, the center’s Activities Director.
Mansour and his team have also been taking extra time to teach residents how to Facetime and Skype.